Authentic French fare at reasonable prices is what the six-course set dinner at Le Marron (above) is all about. It costs $280 and there's no service charge or corkage. The dishes are also available a la carte for those who want to compose a menu of their own, although the $280 minimum charge per person stands. The menu changes each month. The current one includes starters ($35 each) of mushroom souffle with spinach salad (top right), French anchovies marinated in oil and served with Manchego cheese and foie gras dishes (with a $60 supplement). The seafood selection offers a mixed platter of scallops, prawns and crab ($75), mussels in white-wine sauce ($95) and half an Australian lobster ($95 to $135). Main courses include grilled sardines with clams, tomatoes, olives and thyme ($95); cassoulet with confit de canard ($160) and grilled Angus 'rib fingers' with a black-truffle sauce ($130). For dessert, there are classics such as tarte Tatin (above), clafoutis, creme brulee and chocolate fondant, as well as lighter dishes such as blood-peach sorbet with fresh fruit salad and baked banana with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce. All desserts cost $30. From midnight until 3.30am, the $280 minimum charge is waived (although there's a $160 corkage for BYO bottles). Le Marron is at 12/F, Ying Kong Mansion, 2 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2881 6662.